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Perks for employees and how Google changed the way we work (while waiting in line)

Perks for employees and how Google changed the way we work (while waiting in line) | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
To most people, a long queue for the lunch counter is a sign of their office canteen’s inefficiency.
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Creating workplace satisfaction allows for employees to be motivated at work and for performance to increase. A happy worker is a healthy worker, lets take a look at some of the perks that Google offers...

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Healthy Employees Make Healthy Businesses

Healthy Employees Make Healthy Businesses | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
Investing in your employees’ health can help your bottom line. Research indicates wellness programs improve the health, morale and productivity of employees and enhance communication and loyalty. And they can be tailored to the size and budget of your business.
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Could the overall health of your employees mean a healthier and more successful business? This article takes a look at what a few companies are doing to ensure employees are healthy at work.

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Home - Safe Work Australia

Home - Safe Work Australia | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
This site contains materials supporting the WHS laws including; the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model Codes of Practice. Analysis of data and research relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation is available from this site.
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A good resources to find out the latest on WHS within Australia.

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Mines and quarries safety statistics | Mining and safety | Queensland Government

Information about lost time injuries, high potential incidents and disabling injuries.
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Regular updates surrounding statistical information on LTI, HPI and disabling injuries in QLD mines.

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Mental Health: The forgotten side of mine safety

Mental Health: The forgotten side of mine safety | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
Mental health issues are a silent topic on site.
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Sometimes, its not just about making a workplace safe. The mental health of our workers is just as essential as the promotion of a safe workplace.

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Is Australia's resources boom over?

Is Australia's resources boom over? | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
Is Australia's resources boom really over and can the 'wonder from down under' survive a slowdown in the mining sector?

Via Annabelle Roux, Linkprosw
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An article that discusses the Mining Boom in Australia and the economy. It looks at if there will be a mining boom and if so, when? Also runs through the stages of the boom that have already occurred. Just another opinion, but is it accurate?

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Not A Happy Accident: How Google Deliberately Designs Workplace Satisfaction

Not A Happy Accident: How Google Deliberately Designs Workplace Satisfaction | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
While much has been said about Google's enviable employee perks, those just scratch the surface of how it totally re-engineered traditional HR to...
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Google has been voted as one of the world's most desirable workplace where employees are happy to go to work. This article sheds light on what are some of the strategies that Google have in place that make going to work not so much as a chore but instead more of a lifestyle.

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Safety and health

Safety and health | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
ueensland is proud to be a world leader in health and safety innovation and boasts one of the best safety records globally.
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Health and Safety in the QLD Resources sector.

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Australia's big miners add more driverless trucks

Australia's big miners add more driverless trucks | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
Companies want to reduce costs and protect profits against future price dips.
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As more driverless trucks are added to sites in WA, it would be interesting to see what difference will be made in the health and safety of mine workers.

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New mining health and safety centre launching

New mining health and safety centre launching | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
The Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER) has launched a new Centre of Resources Health and Safety.
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An interesting concept. It will be interesting to see how this Centre progresses and whether or not it will be successful. Definitely one to watch in my opinion. 

 

"This Centre will be unique. It extends the traditional concept of resources health and safety from delivering benefit to people working in the industry, to the communities and economies that rely on mining and resources."

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Lyle Dighton's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:11 AM

Centres such as the one mentioned in the article are an effective method of assisting OHS professionals in achieving successful outcomes. Hazard and control prevention could be made more effective as thoughts and ideas are able to come together where previously it may have not been possible.

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Fortescue warned to improve mine safety

Fortescue warned to improve mine safety | Discovering OHS, Mining and what makes a happy workplace | Scoop.it
MINE inspectors have ordered Fortescue Metals to tighten its safety procedures at all operations, as a site was reopened four days after the death of a worker.
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It should not take a loss of life for companies to implement the appropriate procedures to ensure safety at work. Regular reviews should be implemented to assist in the elimination of workplace incidents.

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